Human Factors in Engineering

VW08 The Software Developer As an Agent of Corporate Change


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Robert Bogue


Thor Projects LLC

As developers, we change things every day. Beyond automating the existing manual processes, we are the engine that drives processes towards new approaches for efficiency. However, too few developers get any education on how to leverage their position for better and more pervasive change. Join us as we walk through how developers lead change, what can go wrong, what we can do to make it better, and how we can all work in better environments based on how we show up to change the organization. No matter how powerless we may feel, through code, we have the capacity to change the world.

You will learn:

  • Identify individual personal motivators
  • Assess the impact of trust on your change project
  • Synthesize strategies to motivate your colleagues